History of UK Gestalt

UKAGP archive project initiated by Judy Graham

There is a rich history of Gestalt practice in the UK which is often held only in the memories of individuals, which others (especially newcomers) may not have easy access to.

In preparation for the 2015 UKAGP Conference at Nottingham – “Engaging our Community” – the UKAGP Committee had been reflecting that the rich history of Gestalt in the UK is held in the memories of individuals. They wanted to build a comprehensive ‘family history’, to record stories of how Gestalt has developed in the UK. At that time, Judy Graham kindly offered to start the process.

The project was to trace our history of how we’ve reached the stage we are at now, and support our collective and continuing engagement as a Gestalt Community. At the Conference, these details were developed into a timeline telling our story and we hope to add further creative outputs in the future.

Watch the video to see the timeline of Gestalt in the UK.


Whether you’ve been engaging with the Gestalt community for years, or are new to it all, we’d love to hear your story of involvement. You can complete the questionnaire below, and please do share the link with anyone you know who might be interested.

Any help you can give would be gratefully received.

    Your Name (required)

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    What attracted you to gestalt?

    What was your first experience of gestalt?

    With whom did you train?

    Were you inspired by anyone in particular? Who?

    Have you been involved with gestalt organisations? If so, which ones?
    Gestalt Association UKBritish Gestalt SocietyUK Association for Gestalt PractitionersAssociation for Humanistic Psychology PractitionersUKCP Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College

    In what capacity are you/were you involved?

    How long have you been involved with gestalt?

    What sustains your interest now?